Mar. 13, 1997

Boilers in First at Snowbird Intercollegiate

TAMPA BAY, Fla. - Behind the play of sophomore Angie Blythe, the Purdue women's golf team has sole possesion of first place in the Northern Illinois Snowbird Intercollegiate tournament. After the first 18 holes, Purdue leads the 18-team field with a low score of 300. Close on the Boilers heels are Missouri (303) and the College of Charleston (309).

Blythe shot a 71 on the day, the second-best score of the 90 competitors. She currently trails Florida Southern's Shannon Nagy by one stroke. The 71 was one off her personal-best low round of 70 set in the Kentucky Lady Kat Invitational on Oct. 12, 1996.

Also performing well were junior Coleen Cashman and freshman Stacy Orschell. Both Cashman and Orschell shot 76s today. They are in a tie for 14th. Junior Heather Hasselberg is in a tie for 33rd, after shooting an 82.

The final round of the 36-hole tournament will be played tomorrow on the Pebblecreek Country Club course in Tampa, Fla.